We see God looks to spare the righteous people that follow His commands. All throughout history He has shown His mercy and grace to those who love Him.
When we let Him lead life is easy for His yoke is easy. However, when we break the bonds of the yoke with Him life becomes hard.
We need to be careful of who we are listening to for there are those out there that are false teachers and are out there for themselves.
All in all, we need to stay close to the Lord and His word.